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  • 2 members led by E2M
    “That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”
    Article 1, Section 26
  • 3 members led by E2M
    “The citizens of this State shall have the right to keep for their common defense.”
    Article 2, Section 5
  • 1 member led by E2M
    “The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice...  more
  • 1 member led by E2M
    “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for hunting and recreational use.”
    Article 1, §20.
  • 3 members led by E2M
    “(a) The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.
    Article 1, Section 8
  • 3 members led by E2M
    “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne.”
    Article 1, Section 1, Paragraph VIII
  • 1 member led by E2M
    “Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
    Section 22, Article I of the Illinois Bill of Rights
  • 1 member led by E2M
    “The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State.”
    Article 1 Section 32.
  • 1 member led by E2M
    Iowa has no State Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. However, the Iowa Constitution does guarantee certain inalienable rights—among which are “defending life” and “protecting property.”
    Article 1, Section 1
  • 1 member led by E2M
    “All men are by nature, free and equal, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights, among which may be reckoned: … 7) the right to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state, subject to the power of the general assembly to enact laws...  more